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Pisharukovil Devi Temple History - Upa Devatas - Festival

Pisharukovil Devi Temple is located on banks of Muvattupuzha River at Piravom in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival ends with Arattu on Uthram nakshatra in Kumbham month.

Pisharukovil Devi temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Durga. She faces east. There is a separate shrine for Bhagavan Shiva in the temple compound.

The upa devatas in the temple are Ganapathy, Kodungallur Bhagavathy and Sastha. The sword of Kodungallur Bhagavathy is the Pratishta in the shrine.

The annual festival begins with kodiyettam or flag hoisting on the Uthram nakshatram. Traditional temple rituals associated with festivals in Kerala are held during the 10 days. Traditional temple music, folk arts, dance and other cultural programs are held during the period. The 10-day festival ends with Arattu on the final day.